25 August, 2023

Exploring Early Years at The British School Yangon


We know that deciding on your little one’s education will be one of the most important choices you’ll make for their future. If you’re new to the world of early education and you’re diving in to explore more, here are a few helpful things to look for.


1) Your child’s holistic wellbeing is number one

Laura Heathfield, BSY’s Deputy Head of Primary, has observed that a safe and happy early years education sets the stage for profound and enduring impacts on a child's overall development. It lays the groundwork for a positive attitude towards learning, fosters crucial social and emotional skills, and establishes the fundamental abilities needed for academic success.

At BSY first things first, we're all about making sure your child is safe and sound. From monkey bars to coloring masterpieces, we've got it covered:

Getting Active: We love seeing those tiny feet in motion! Your child will have a blast with physical activities that keep them active, happy, and oh-so-energetic.

Nom Nom Nutrition: Our catering team whip up meals that aren't just yummy, but full of the good stuff your little explorer needs to conquer the day.

Nurse on Deck: Got a little sniffle or a scrape? Our on-campus health team is ready to swoop in and save the day. Your child's health is in good hands!

Campus Castle: Your child's safety is our top priority, and our campus is safe, secure, and located in a quiet part of Yangon.


2) Safety, safety, safety

When it comes to choosing the right school for your child, one factor stands above all: safety. Ms Heathfield emphasizes the critical role of safety in a child's education in the following quote. “When a child feels safe, their learning experience is characterised by reduced stress, enhanced focus, increased risk-taking, improved memory and positive associations with learning. A safe environment not only supports cognitive development but also fosters emotional and social growth.”

So, what can you expect when your child attends BSY?

When it comes to safety, we don't mess around. Your peace of mind is important, and we're all in:

Super Vetted Staff: Our team? Vetted like heroes auditioning for the Avengers. We're picky about who hangs out with your little one.

Safety Superheroes: We're not just saying we're safe – we mean it. Our team is trained up constantly on all thing’s safety, so your child is in good hands.

Safety Handbook Updates: We're like the cool kids who always know what's in, safety-wise. We keep our rules up-to-date and make sure everyone's on the same page.

Family Power: Teamwork makes the safety dream work. We're all about involving parents to create a cocoon of care around your child.


3) Mix 'n' Match Learning for Mega Fun

Nurturing a child's potential during the Early Years Foundation Stage involves a cornerstone principle: play-based learning. According to BSY’s Deputy Head of Primary, Ms. Heathfield, “play-based learning is crucial in Early Years Foundation Stage because it promotes comprehensive development, a love of learning and the acquisition of essential skills that set the stage for success in formal education and beyond. It allows children to learn through joy, exploration and creativity, ensuring a strong foundation for their future learning experiences.”

So, learning should be as exciting as a rollercoaster ride, right? Here's how we make that happen at BSY:

Play and Learn Balance: We've cracked the code on blending free play and guided activities. It's like learning disguised as fun – shhh, don't tell the kids!

Boosting Progress: Your child's personal progress? We've got it covered. Our teachers tailor the experience to each child’s speed and style.

Curiosity Unleashed: Imagine a place where curiosity is king. That's what we create – a playground for exploring, asking questions, and dreaming big.

BFFs of Teamwork: Collaboration and communication are the name of the game. Your child will learn the art of working together like a true champion.


4) Empowering parental partnerships

Ms. Heathfield highlights how empowering parents can make a big difference in their child’s education: “Empowering parental partnerships benefit both the child and the parent by fostering academic success, emotional well-being, personal growth, and stronger connections. It creates a collaborative and supportive environment in which the child can thrive, and parents can actively contribute to their child's educational journey.”

So, guess what? At BSY, you're not just a spectator; you're part of the action! Let's see how:

Raising Resilience: Together, we're building little superheroes with oodles of confidence and self-worth.

Emotions in Check: We're all about nurturing emotional intelligence. Our tag-team approach empowers kids with the skills they'll need throughout life.

Hands-On Parents: No sidelines for you! We're all about keeping parents in the loop with chats, workshops, and opportunities to join the fun.


Wrapping Up the Adventure

At British School Yangon, our Early Years program is like a treasure hunt for those priceless "a-ha" moments. From safety and smiles to curiosity and collaboration, we're your partner in giving your child the best start. So, grab their cape – it's time for your little one's big adventure with us!

For more information on Early Years at the British School Yangon, please contact our admissions team by email at admissions@britishschoolyangon.org or by phone at +95 09 765656451.